When you first turn on your heater you may notice some interesting smells coming from the heater. Most of the time the smell only lasts for a small amount of time and then it goes away. If it does not go away your mind may start whirling with tons of questions. What do you do if the smell does not go away? What causes the smell? How do you get rid of the smell? Today Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning wants to talk to you about any smells that you may have coming from your heating system.
Burning or Musty Smell from Furnace Vent
The most common smell that our amazing customers call us about is a burning or musty smell coming from their heater. Most of the time this only occurs when you turn your heater on the for the first time of the season. This smell is caused by dust and dirt that has built up within your heating unit. The smell is actually the dust and dirt being burned off of your unit. If you smell a burning or musty smell when your heater turns on for the first time of the season you should not panic. If it does not go away after a few days try changing your air filters. If the smells persists even after changing the air filters you will want to call Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning. We can come and check your unit out for any problems your unit may be having.
Chemical Smell for Furnace Exhaust
Another smell that frequently occurs is electrical or metallic smells. This will smell like electrical wires are burning. Many times your furnace will actually shut off on its own. Shutting off your unit is your unit’s way of protecting itself. When this happens your unit will not run anymore without some repairs being done. Many times the repair is a minor part that needs to be replaced. You should not ignore electrical or metallic smells when your heater is running.
Furnace Heater Smells Like Rotten Eggs
The last smell that Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning wants to discuss today is a rotten egg smell. This is probably the most disturbing of all of the smells that your heater may exude. The rotten egg smell is an indicator that you have a gas leak on your hands. Gas is unscented naturally. In an effort to keep you safe most gas companies will add a scent to your gas to alert you when there is a gas leak. If you have a rotten egg smell in your home you could end up with an explosion or fire in your home. This is not to be taken lightly! You will want to turn your heater off completely. Then open your doors and windows to get the smell of the gas out of your home. Once you have done that you will need to call a professional to have them come and check for leaks.
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If your heater is exuding any or the smells listed above you will want to have it checked out. None of these smells are normal for your heater to be making. Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning can help you fix whatever is going with your heater. Contact us today!